BATTERY INSTALLATION (CONT)
Unhook two fasteners (1) and raise and remove stair (2) to gain access to battery (3).
Disconnect negative (-) terminal (4) from negative (-) post on battery (3). Disconnect positive (+) terminal (5) from
positive (+) post on battery (3).
Remove two locknuts (6), washers (7), and holddown bracket (8) from battery (3). Discard locknuts.
Using battery carrier if necessary, lift battery (3) from frame and remove two bolts (9).
Using a battery terminal cleaner, followed by sodium bicarbonate and water, clean corrosion from both battery
terminals and battery posts.
After cleaning, apply coat of petroleum jelly to both the battery terminals and battery posts.
Perform all inspections and authorized repairs in accordance with TM 9-6140-200-14 (appx. A).
Remove battery cell caps from battery.
Inspect electrolyte level in each cell. If low, add distilled water using battery filler.
Using battery tester, take reading of electrolyte in each cell. If reading is low, charge battery. If level does not
reach adequate reading, replace battery.
Attach battery charger to battery. Follow instructions on battery charger.
After charging battery, install battery cell caps onto battery.
Install two bolts (9) and, using battery carrier if necessary, place battery (3) on frame.
Install holddown bracket (8) over battery (3) and secure with two washers (7) and locknuts (6).
Connect positive (+) terminal (5) to positive (+) post on battery (3), and connect negative (-) terminal (4) to
negative (-) poet on battery (3).
Position stair (2) on frame and hook two fasteners (1).